Limited tolerance for debate

by Aaron Wherry

Twice today—this morning in regards to C-31, this afternoon in regards to back-to-work legislation for CP Rail—the government passed motions to limit debate.

The New Democrats say this is the 23rd time that the government side has used time allocation or closure to limit debate since the House returned last June.

Young Stephen Harper and Young Jason Kenney would likely be concerned.




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Limited tolerance for debate

  1. Why debate anything….Canada’s new motto

  2. So when do they openly admit that they consider Parliament to be window dressing to add legitimacy to majority governments. Debate is the sole purpose of bothering to have an opposition. Or a Senate for that matter.
    Without it, we just have dictated whims of a sole office that doesn’t allow dissent.

  3. Who is young Stephen Harper? Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Harper. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick old Harper ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.

    from “The Usual Suspects”

    • Ah ah! I like this one!
      (The Usual Suspects being one of my all-time favorite movies)

  4. “Young Stephen Harper” has no time to be concerned. He’s much too busy spinning in his metaphorical grave.

    Young Stephen Harper’s been buried DEEP, and we’ll never see him again.

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